Project Details

Saddleback FRS and Diversion Channel

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Project Contact: Stephen Brown
Region: W
District: 5 - Steve Gallardo

Saddleback FRS is a compact earth-fill dam which receives water discharge from the Harquahala FRS and runoff water from a more than 20-square-mile drainage area. The water is conveyed to the Saddleback Diversion Channel via the principal spillway and outfalls south at the tributary of Centennial Wash. The structure is 5.1 miles in length and has a height of 21 feet, with a storage capacity of 3,500 acre-feet. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was the federal sponsor for construction. The District and the U.S. Soil Conservation Service were cost share partners on this project.

Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
Authorization: Watershed Protection and Flood Control Act, Public Law 566
Federal Sponsor: U.S. Soil Conservation Service (NRCS)


The project was completed in 1982.

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